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A Unique Deployment Experience Featuring a United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Dental Officer

Posted by Sayo Adunola, D.D.S., M.P.H. on September 23, 2020
As part of ADEA GoDental’s ongoing focus on professional opportunities for dentists within the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), we present Capt. Nixon Roberts, D.D.S., MPH, M.A., who shared his unique deployment experience with Lt. Cmdr. Sayo Adunola, D.D.S., M.P.H., USPHS. Capt. Roberts served aboard the USNS Comfort’s “Enduring Promise” mission in conjunction with the U.S. Navy. The entire tour lasted about six months and included stops at several Central American, South American and Caribbean countries with the mission of providing free health care to the people of the region. ... See More

Writing a Personal Statement for Your Dental School Application

Posted by Anirudha Agnihotry, B.D.S., D.D.S. on March 25, 2020

“The personal statement is one of the most important parts of the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental School Application Service) application,” says Anirudha Agnihotry, B.D.S., D.D.S. “It gives a dental school’s admissions committee the opportunity to assess your motivations and decide if you will be extended an invitation to interview. Often, it takes a long time to write it, and individuals may feel lost on how to approach it. I will help guide you on the path to what I believe is a successfully written and effective personal statement.”

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Dental Hygiene and Advocacy Join Forces

Posted by Jane Walsh, RDH, J.D. on August 20, 2018
After serving in the United States Air Force, Jane Walsh, RDH, J.D., Program Director of Dental Hygiene at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD), obtained her dental hygiene degree and then later her Juris Doctorate (J.D.). ... See More

Thoughts from the Academy of General Dentistry Vice President

Posted by Neil J. Gajjar on October 13, 2017
Neil J. Gajjar, D.D.S., MAGD, is honest about the fact that dental school wasn’t easy. There were times he wondered if his hard work would one day pay off, but he continued to persevere. Today, he runs a successful 10-doctor practice in Mississauga, Ontario, and always devotes time to giving back to the profession of dentistry and to his own community. Read on as Dr. Gajjar gets candid with the ADEA GoDental team about his passion for learning.
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Dental Research: Underexplored Career Territory

Posted by Jane A. Weintraub on December 22, 2016
Jane A. Weintraub, D.D.S., M.P.H., was studying as a predental student when a bite from the “research bug” sparked her love of scientific discovery. An interest in science, art and dental public health soon transformed into a fulfilling career option ... See More